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How To Make Your Hair Grow Faster

Make Your Hair Grow Faster

When you want longer, thicker, more luxurious hair, waiting for it can grow seems nearly impossible. On average, hair only grows about six inches per year, which definitely doesn’t seem like much if you’re trying to grow out a short haircut. Luckily, there are things you can do that may help your hair to grow a bit faster and to ensure it remains healthy while it’s growing.

Use the Right Products For Your Hair

Using the wrong products for your hair isn’t doing you or your tresses any favors. To choose the right products, you’ll need to know your hair type. If you don’t already know it, there are a variety of quizzes online to help you determine it. Once you know your hair type, you can choose a clarifying shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, and styling product that works to protect your tresses and add shine and strength to them.

Massage Your Scalp More Often

Hair growth starts at the scalp. If it’s not healthy, it’s likely that your hair won’t be, either. Research shows that massaging your scalp helps to lower stress hormones in the body, thereby decreasing your blood pressure and heart rate. When you increase blood flow to your scalp, it helps your follicles receive nutrients more quickly. Use an oil rich in nutrients on your scalp about once a week. You can also massage it dry throughout the week.

Trim Your Hair Frequently

Trimming your hair frequently won’t make your hair grow faster, but it does make your hair healthier. Regular trims reduce split ends that could travel up the hair shaft, causing breakage that makes it look like your hair is losing length. By getting rid of the chance for breakage, your hair will look longer, shinier, and healthier. For the best results, get a trim every 6-8 weeks.

Take the Right Vitamins and Nutrients

Getting the right vitamins into your body is an essential part of ensuring your hair grows well and remains strong, shiny, and healthy. Keep in mind that not getting enough calories in your daily diet will greatly slow down hair growth, so be sure you’re eating a few small, healthy meals per day. Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids are the best option for helping your hair to grow healthier and stronger. Other vitamins and minerals that may help, especially if you are deficient in them, are zinc, biotin, iron, and vitamin D. Some anecdotal evidence points to vitamin C as a way to grow hair, but research shows that it does not influence hair growth.

Avoid Using Heat on Your Hair

Using too much heat on your hair will dry it out, causing split ends and breakage that makes your hair look shorter, thinner, and unhealthy. If you use a curling iron, straightener, or blow dryer on a regular basis, you probably aren’t doing your hair growth any favors. If you absolutely must use heat to style your hair, use the coolest settings and work quickly to avoid hair being exposed to the heat for too long. Avoid using it every day and when you do use heat, apply a heat protectant to your hair first.

Brush Your Hair Gently

The way you brush your hair can determine how healthy and long your hair looks. If you need to detangle your hair, be sure to do so slowly and gently. Going too quickly and yanking on tangles can cause them to break off, which causes the splitting of your hair and creates the look of thinning, unhealthy tresses. Use a wide-toothed comb or detangling brush and spray on some detangler before you get to work. Avoid detangling your hair while it’s still wet from the shower, as hair is more prone to breakage when it’s wet.

The truth is there isn’t much that will truly make your hair grow faster. However, there is plenty you can do to ensure it remains healthy and full of volume while it does grow, which will make it appear to be longer. Use these tips to maintain your tresses.